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We’re pleased to share that Dr Natalie James, was successful in securing an ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leeds, which will begin in October. The ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme allows researchers in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to consolidate their PhD by developing publications, networks,...

Dr Matt Homer and Dr Rachel Mathieson, based in the School of Education, have been working on an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded project to produce a range of briefings and videos to help develop awareness and increase take-up of Core Maths. This is impact follow-up work from their...

We are pleased to share a new video to showcase the Routes programme, a collaborative initiative delivered in partnership with the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). Routes is an enterprise support programme aiming to support social science PGRs and...

LSSI commissioned a three-part animation series by Nifty Fox Creative. The new animations provide an overview of our Review of Collaboration project between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, along with myth-busting about working with both councils and universities. The Review was carried out last year to help...

An opportunity has arisen for a Communications and Graduate Coordinator to join Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) on a fixed term contract until September 2022. Are you an experienced and organised administrator looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Do you have strong communication...

The ICKLE project focuses on ten primary schools in Leeds to investigate the impact of disruption to schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project explores children’s progress in key foundation skills during the transition from reception to Year 1, and schools’ and families’ experiences of providing support for learning. The...

Applications are now open for researchers from across all disciplines to deliver public engagement events throughout November We’re pleased to share that Expressions of Interest are now open for the ESRC Festival of Social Science (FoSS) 2021. The festival is an annual event that showcases leading social science research or...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PGR student to work on a project with Pluto Journals Ltd and the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice. Pluto Journals Ltd is an international scholarly Journal publisher for the Social Sciences. The Company is owned by the Pluto Educational Trust, a...

Deadline: Monday 6th September at 12 noon The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and resources across the social science community which will maximise the potential for impact of social science research and contribute to economic and societal development regionally, nationally and internationally. Focused on...

We are pleased to share that Dr Sahla Aroussi, Dr Gehan Selim and Dr Kate Pangbourne will join Leeds Social Sciences Institute as Deputy Directors from 1st August. Dr Sahla Aroussi Dr Sahla Aroussi joined the School of Politics and International Studies in September 2020 and received her PhD in...